Tampa, Fla., Sept. 26, 2014 – 3D Printing the Future – The Exhibition is on the move! Witness 3D printing’s boundless and mind-blowing potential to reshape how we live, work and play in its new location on the 2nd floor of the Museum of Science & Industry. This exhibition will be closed beginning Sept. 29 and will reopen on Oct. 3 in the area near the top of MOSI’s grand lobby staircase.
3D Printing the Future offers an inspiring glimpse of the future through 3D-printed objects and live demonstrations along with an in-depth look at how 3D printing technology works, how it is used and the amazing possibilities for the future. MOSI is partnering with the University of South Florida’s College of Arts and Sciences and the Alliance for Integrated Spatial Technologies (AIST). AIST, a 3D research center at USF, will be showcasing their work to preserve World Heritage.
Visitors will watch 3D printers in action as they take an immersive journey through all applications of 3D printing, including:
Guests will learn how 3D printing is revolutionizing the world of modern medicine and be able to view a variety of 3D-printed medical objects.
3D Science & Technology
Visitors can explore how 3D printing is helping scientists and researchers working in some of the most remote places on Earth. Guests will also learn how 3D printing is being used to help solve crimes, build cars and houses, along with sending replacement tools to astronauts in space.
AIST will act as primary content provider for this section where guests can see how this futuristic technology is being used to preserve our past. AIST will illustrate how ancient sites and artifacts are brought to life in surprising detail and show how scientists are using 3D printing and scanning to advance our understanding of ancient people, place and animals.
In 3D Fun, visitors will discover everything from 3D-printed musical instruments and toys to 3D printed fashion and jewelry. Additionally, this section shows how the fashion industry has embraced 3D printing as a tool to create beautifully innovative and customized items including clothing, jewelry and accessories that are perfectly tailored.
3D Live Showcase
This live stage show will feature a variety of fun and fascinating demonstrations, including interactive scanning, and step-by-step walk-throughs of the 3D printing process. This show celebrates the fruits of creativity and the “maker movement” using 3D printing.
MOSI admission, which includes MOSI exhibits, 3D Printing the Future – The Exhibition and a documentary IMAX film, is $22.95 for adults, $20.95 for seniors (60+) and $18.95 for children (2-12). Museum hours are Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For more information, call 813-987-6000 or visit mosi.org.
About MOSI (Museum of Science & Industry)
MOSI is a not-for-profit, community-based institution and educational resource dedicated to advancing public interest, knowledge, and understanding of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM) and is home to the Florida Hospital IMAX® DOME Theatre, the only dome theater in the state of Florida. MOSI’s core ideology is to make a difference in people’s lives by making science real for people of all ages and backgrounds. MOSI gives away more than $3 million in free memberships each year, $250,000 in free tickets annually, and approximately 400 scholarships each year for children to attend MOSI Summer Science Camps. Additionally, MOSI’s education staff works closely with area teachers offering free training and support for area science educators. With a total size of more than 400,000 square feet, MOSI is the largest science center in the southeastern United States. Learn through play inside Kids In Charge! the largest Children’s Science Center in the nation or The Amazing You—a 13,000-square-foot exhibition on health and wellness. Conquer your fears on MOSI’s Sky Trail® Ropes Course and Zip Line. Budding inventors can engineer anything imaginable and hold it in the palm of their hand in MOSI’s technology playground and inventor’s studio, Idea Zone; and aspiring astronauts can travel to the moon to operate a lunar colony in Mission: Moonbase, funded in part by NASA. MOSI is the proud winner of the 2009 National Medal for Museums by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the nation’s highest honor for museums. For more information on MOSI, visit www.mosi.org.